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HS 5390. Historiography, Method and Research. 3 Semester Hours.

The seminar has four objectives: (1) To acquaint students with historical method and historiography. Students will learn about the role of evidence, interpretation, and secondary literature in the field of history. (2) To identify their research topic. (3) To conceptualize research topic as a History Thesis or Public History project (i.e. exhibit, mobile mural). (4) To complete all primary and secondary research for their project. At the conclusion of the semester, students will present their preliminary research conclusions to assembled faculty and students. At that time students will submit a research project prospectus (History Thesis or Public History Project) which summarizes their arguments and outlines the current state of the field.